From childhood to adulthood we all loved to hear fairy tales growing up. These stories have a beginning, followed by a challenge, there’s someone who provides hope, and at some point shows us an amazing future. These stories can include knights, princes, princesses, “bad guys”, kings and kingdoms. These stories usually have a battle between good and evil.
In Matthew 13 there are 8 parables told in the 52 verses. Jesus takes common things that we can relate to and constructs short stories within which He communicates something better than any Fairy Tale. He tells us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, They are also known as, Kingdom Tales! And, for those with open ears and open hearts, He reveals the Kingdom of Heaven. Where instead of a Fairy-Tale ending, we get an opportunity to see, hear, and be part of a Kingdom Tale ending. Amen! We can believe that while in this interim of time we have on this earth we are promised with open ears and hearts that we should repent and believe.
Mark 1:15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Psalm 103: 19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
Matthew 13: 11, Matthew 13:24, Matthew 13:31, Matthew 13:33, Matthew 13:44, Matthew 13:45, Matthew 13:47, Matthew 13:52 all tell us what the Kingdom of heaven will be like. I can’t wait to see you there.
Dear God, thank you for sending us a King, who offered us His Kingdom. That when we repent and say we believe can enter into this kingdom one day. God we know He is coming again, and His kingdom is in our midst for those who have welcomed the King to reign in our hearts. There are battles we will face every day in sin and brokenness. God, I know I don’t deserve a place in this Kingdom, and there is nothing I can do to prove myself worthy. But through your love, grace, and sacrifice, you’ve provided a way for us all. We have a King that is victorious over all. God, thank you for your Living word that we use daily to draw closer to you and your Kingdom. We love you, Amen.